The YouTube.com domain name was registered by the founders – Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen – on 14th February 2005. The first video was posted on 23rd April 2005. Titled Me at the zoo, the 18 second clip of one of the founders at the San Diego Zoo.
YouTube soon became the leading video sharing service on the web and was bought by Google on 16th October 2006 for $1.65 billion.
Ever since acquisition, Amazon.com has been using IMDb.com as a platform to advertise their products, especially, DVDs and videotapes. [more...]